Sony has launched its Xperia Z handset at the Tribe Hotel in Nairobi.
The device follows the IPhone 4 design, a glass case covering its entire back with a buttonless front. Sony Xperia Z has earned credit for its slimness and minimal bezel; users on the other hand need not to worry if they drop the phone into water at least for 30 minutes.
Sony has graced the device with a water resistant feature, which is not common to most mobile manufacturers. The device boosts of this feature, which adds up to be dust resist too.
Like in their televisions, Sony used the same "Bravia engine" technology on the Xperia Z, which has allowed them to squeeze 2 million pixels to a 5-inch screen for crystal display full HD movies.
It shares capabilities with Sony digital cameras and features Exmor RS for mobile, the world's first image sensor with HDR (High Dynamic Range) video recording for smartphones.
Aside from its features, Sony installed a 2300 MAh battery on the device with a "STAMINA" feature that saves on battery life when activated, through automatically shutting down battery-draining apps whenever the screen is off and restoring them when the screen is on.
Sony Xperia Z will retail at USD 700 (Ksh, 60,095) in the Kenyan market and will be available in black, purple and white; it currently runs on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system.